How Does Kelly A. Holiday?

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This holiday season, ELOQUII has invited some of our fave friends to share how they holiday, from festive traditions to getting ready tips. For some inspiration for your holiday #XOQ, check out an exclusive ELQ&A with Kelly Augustine. Name: Kelly Augustine

Location: NYC

Job: Influencer Coordinator

Describe Yourself in 5 Words: Seriously Goofy and Very Chill

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Happiest Holiday Tradition: One of my favorite things to do is make pancakes on Christmas morning.

Instant Outfit Update: Necklace or Earring? Earring! Earrings are an easy, fun way to jazz up an outfit that doesn't clash with what you're wearing.

Stiletto or Flats? Eek, will I get in trouble for saying Flats? I'm a New Yorker! These streets are not made for stilettos.

5 things on your wish list? Peace of mind (seriously!), a spa day, candles, slippers, and bath bombs. Sensing my relaxation theme?!

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The best gift to give this year is? Love. Honestly, it seems to be lost this year. I think we all could use a little more kindness.

Smokey eye or bold lip? Bold Lip, always!

Best lipstick on the planet? H&M Cream Lipstick

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The beauty trick that keeps you beautiful? Washing and moisturizing your face at night! I used to make the mistake of not thoroughly cleaning my face at night for YEARS. Now I wash with Avene Gel Cleanser, scrub with my Foreo, and moisturize with Pixi Beauty Rose Oil before bed.

Cheesiest holiday tradition? Ugly Christmas sweaters!

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What are your secrets to creating the perfect #XOQ? Lighting! Shooting in a spot with even light almost always nails it. And obviously, owning what you're wearing and your confidence is a major key.

‘Money is no object’ gift to yourself? A trip to somewhere exotic, or a home office. I'm dying for a home office!

Best stocking stuffer? I love tech gifts - I'm gifting really cute portable chargers to some friends.

This year, I’ll be spending the holidays with… My immediate family and closest friends! My birthday is 5 days before Christmas, so I'll be celebrating for a week.

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Favorite Holiday Indulgence? I loooove Coquito.

Egg Nog or Red Wine? Red Wine, always.

Top three songs on holiday playlist? "All I Want for Christmas" by Mariah Carey, "Christmas in Harlem" by  Kanye West, and "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt.

Holiday movie on repeat? "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation"! I popped that tape growing up because I watched it so much.